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St Louis Swap

Alpine Shop - Kirkwood

Friday, Apr 13 2012, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday, Apr 14 2012, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday, Apr 15 2012, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

440 N. Kirkwood Rd., Saint Louis, MO 63122

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Columbia Mo. Swap

Alpine Shop - Columbia, MO

Friday, Apr 13 2012, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday, Apr 14 2012, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, Apr 15 2012, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

1102 E. Broadway, Columbia, MO 65201

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Welcome to Alpine Shop's Swap!

Take part in Alpine Shop's 19th Annual Spring Swap by bringing in gear and clothing from every season. Bikes, boats, backpacking and camping gear along with skis, snowboards and summer and winter clothes. Bring it all in!*

Click on the "CHECK IN FORMS" link below to save time when you check in your items.  Fill it out in advance and bring it with you to the check in.



Alpine Shop's 19th Annual Spring Swap. Sell. Shop. Swap!

Used Gear Check-in Information:

Check in runs Monday, April 9, 2012 through Friday, April 13.

IMPORTANT!! Your first ten (10) items are free to enter into the Swap. After the 10th item, each additional item is $1, payable at check-in.

Starting at 10 am on Monday, April 9th, the Kirkwood & Columbia Alpine Shop locations will begin accepting customers’ used items to sell. Check-in continues daily through regular store hours and ends promptly at 5 pm on Friday, April 13, 2012.  Gear and clothing may be from any season.

PLEASE NOTE! Please help us reduce check-in times for everyone! Before you come to Alpine Shop with your gear to sell, please download and print the two pages of this form, fill them out as best as you can and bring them with you. Thank You!

*What Can I Sell?

Click here for our complete list of accepted and not accepted items

Swap Dates and Times:

Monday, April 9 - Alpine Shop Swap used gear check-in begins at 9 am

Friday, April 13 - New Gear Promotions begin at store open for all locations.
All Alpine Shop locations close from 5 pm to 7 pm on 4/13 to complete preparations for the Swap.

Kirkwood Swap Tent: 7 pm—11 pm | $5 Entrance Fee Benefits TRAILNET
Columbia Swap Area: 7 pm—10 pm | Free Admission

Saturday April 14 - Free Admission - Swap areas open during normal store hours.
Early Bird and Night Owl Specials going on all day!

Sunday, April 15 - Free Admission - Swap areas open during normal store hours.
Early Bird and Night Owl Specials!
Take 20% off red-tagged Swap goods!
Last chance to buy used gear!

Who sells their goodies at this event?

Along with Alpine Shop, any individuals who wants to sell their new or gently used items can participate. If you are a business or dealer who would like to participate, please contact Karen Modesto at kmodesto (at)

How do I sell my stuff?

First: download and print this two-page form. Fill it out as best you can before you come to Alpine Shop Kirkwood or Columbia.

Second: Bring the items you’re looking to sell (provided it meets our guidelines here) and your completed paperwork to Alpine Shop Kirkwood or Columbia between Monday, April 9 at 10 am and Friday, April 13 at 5 pm. Complete any remaining information on the contract. Then, you simply sit back and wait for your product to sell. If we sell it, you receive either the entire sale price in Alpine Shop store credit or the sales price–less 25%–in a check.

Does my equipment need to meet any sort of standard?

Yes, it does. All gear must be in good working and condition and is subject to a safety check. All clothing must be clean and in good shape. (Sorry, there are some items we will not accept.) Alpine Shop reserves the right to refuse any item for any reason. See list of acceptable items here.

I don’t have the slightest idea what my gear is worth. Can you help me?

The final price you offer is completely up to you, but we are happy to let you know what similar items have sold for in past Swaps. In general, please remember this is a Swap event. This is neither the time nor the place to try to get every last penny you can for your gear. We typically see the most sales occur on items priced around or below 50% off general retail prices.

Sweet! I sold a bunch of stuff! When do I get paid?

We begin writing checks and issuing credits at 9 am on Monday, April 16. Please do not request payment before then.

You have until close of business on Wednesday, April 18 to claim your payment (and any unsold items) in the store. Any unclaimed payments after Wed., April 18, will be mailed in the form of either store-credit or check (depending on which you indicate at registration) to the address you provided us during check-in. You can expect to receive payment in the mail by Friday, May 4. If you need your payment before then, please come into the store by 9 pm on Wed., April 18.

Drat! Some of my stuff didn’t sell. What do I do?

You need to pick up any items that fail to sell by 9 pm on Wednesday, April 18. Items not picked up by that time will be donated to a charity of our choosing with no compensation given to you. Really. We’re not kidding. Please don’t come in on Thursday morning and ask where your stuff is. It will be in a van on it’s way to be donated. We don’t know how else to get this through to everybody.

If you would like to automatically donate your items that do not sell, it’s as easy as checking a box when you register.

Good prices are nice; but I’m really looking for the newest and best!

Lucky for you, we’ve got plenty to offer you on that front as well! Alpine Shop will have new gear sales going on throughout every department in our stores from Friday, April 13 through Sunday, April 22. Even more, we’ll have Early Bird and Night Owl Specials as well on both weekends. Find out more about these sales here.




Pre-Purchase Kirkwood Friday Night First Choice Admissions

All Alpine Shop locations close from 5 pm to 7 pm on Friday night, April 13. After that, everyone 13 or older needs to have a ticket to enter Alpine Shop Kirkwood and the Swap Tent from 7 pm to 11 pm on that night only. If you would like, you can purchase your $5 admission tickets to Kirkwood's Friday Night First Choice event in advance below. Otherwise you will need to have $5 in cash on the night of the event. (This only applies to the St Louis Swap. Columbia has free entry all weekend long.)

All proceeds from these admissions benefit Trailnet. For information on this organization, please click here. This purchase does hot hold your place in line or entitle you to a reserved place. The order of admission to the tent on Friday will be, as in the past, by the order in which people arrive.

Please remember to bring your ticket with you on Friday night!

Admission is free on Saturday and Sunday. These tickets are for Friday Night's First Choice celebration in Kirkwood ONLY. There is no charge in Columbia. No refunds.

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There are no refunds for unused tickets. Purchasing this ticket does not provide you with a place in line. First to arrive in the line will be the first people to be admitted to the tent. Proceeds from this ticket will be donated to Trailnet.

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